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01-02-2007, 07:48 AM   #1
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Hello!

I'm proud to say (after months of indecision) that I've put an order in for a new K100D!

I went back and forth, first between the decision to go super-zoom P&S vs. DSLR, and then between the Nikon D50 and the K100D. The K100D won me over in the end. I had the opportunity to play around with a couple of them in stores, and it seems like an awesome camera.

I ordered the camera with the kit lens, which is still at a really good deal from beach camera ($552 - only $502 after the $50 rebate). I also picked up a 150X 2gb SD card and a nice Tamrac explorer case (tamrac explorer 1).

I can't wait to get this camera and start shooting. I've been lurking around these boards for a few weeks and I'm also excited to be a part of this community.

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01-02-2007, 08:49 AM   #2
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Congratuations, Brian!

I had to choose between the K100 and the K10 and I finally decided on the K10 (not here yet)

Several times I've wondered if I made the right decision since then (kidding of course)

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Congrats, Brian. You will have a lot of company here - there are lots of us here who are new to the K100D/K110D. Me, I'm having a lot of fun with mine.

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welcome and congrats on your new camera. there's so much decision i made before getting the k100D also. i looked at high end p&s, i ordered k110d and returned it since SR was a big factor from what i read in the forum, then placed an order on k100d. and when i finally got it - got frustrated with so much learning curve and was about to return it to go back to high end p&s (panasonic fz7 - i got one and returned it and was about to order another one) but in the end with the help of our fellow pentax owners in this forum and with their good tips and advises, it swayed me from returning it and decided to enjoy it's capabilities. hope we will be a happy camper soon.....

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Congratulations, Brian. It has been said often that the K100D is a "beginner" dSLR. That's a big puzzle to me. I have several Pentax SLR and dSLR bodies, and there is no way that the K100D is lacking in anything. It produces pictures way better than my abilities.

The K100D is the body I have at work with me today and at lunchtime, I'm going out to do a little IR photography . . . or at least 'try' to do a little IR photography.

You got it for a great price too. You'll enjoy it immensely.
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Thanks for the reply's!

I'm already thinking of more lenses I'd like. I feel the edge of a slippery slope here. . .

One of the cameras in a store I tried had the Sigma 18-200 lens on it - seemed like a great all-around lens for the camera.

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"One of the cameras in a store I tried had the Sigma 18-200 lens on it - seemed like a great all-around lens for the camera"

i have tried the tamron and sigma 18 x 200.. image wise there isnt much in it but the tamron is more "usable" in the field so to speak..

and now starts the great debate.. a great all rounder.. two or three lesser all rounders or a bag full of primes.. he he

i chose the k100 by the way and am quite happy with it.. i dont lust after a k10.. i have lusted after a few lenses thow but i think (thankfully) thats cured now..

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Brian,

I searched the internet and haunted camera shops for two months before I decided on the K100D. It has everything that I could want in a digital camera and too much more.
I bought it with the kit lens but would really like something wider which is a rather costly proposition.
I got it in October and am still studying the manual. There is so much to learn.
I had a Fujifilm 3800, a very good camera. But there is no comparison and the Fuji's shutter lag was driving me nuts.
I have been a SLR user since I got my Exakta VX IIa in 1957 and am currently using a lovely Canon T90 which I bought in 1985. I was not happy with the Fuji's fixed lens.
The K100D has become my every day camera now. I think we have both made wise decisions.

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I finally got a shipment notice from beach camera today. That took a while just to process and ship my order - I ordered on 1/1/07. I guess they were most likely closed on the 1st, but still. . .

I should have it in my hands next week sometime!

On another note - I was doing some shooting with my old digicam last night (Canon PowerShot G2). It was frustrating - I was trying to take some indoor shots of plants w/out flash. With auto-ISO, the camera set the ISO around 200 or 400 and it was grain-city. I know I should have set the ISO and gone for a longer shutter speed w/a tripod, but I'm looking forward to being able to do hand-held no flash indoor shots. I can't wait to get a better camera. The G2 is sloooooowwww compared with even modern P&S cams. Turn it on, wait 5 seconds. Frame my shot, press shutter half-way, wait 5 seconds for it to focus, etc. . . Plus, it's got a few dead pixels - I'm assuming they're dead anyway - maybe hot? Every shot has a couple white spots in it in the same location, but you can really only see them if you're zoomed to ~80% or higher.

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K100D - Great Choice

If/when you can afford a pancake prime lense (I have the Pentax DA 40), you'll have just about the lightest DSLR known to mankind. I travel out of town 12-15 days per month. That Pentax pancake is my personal kit lense on the road.

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i ordered k110d and returned it since SR was a big factor from what i read in the forum, then placed an order on k100d. and when i finally got it - got frustrated with so much learning curve and was about to return it to go back to high end p&s (panasonic fz7 - i got one and returned it and was about to order another one) but in the end with the help of our fellow pentax owners in this forum and with their good tips and advises, it swayed me from returning it and decided to enjoy it's capabilities. hope we will be a happy camper soon.....
Thank god. You are a reseller's worst nightmare :-) (I'm a customer service manager...)
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So my camera is on the vehicle for delivery today, according to FedEx.com - a day early at that.

I ordered this thing Jan 1 - seems like it's been a long time to wait.

I'm looking forward to sharing some photos.
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Congrats on your purchase, Brian! I'm sure you will have a great time with your camera. Looking forward to seeing your pictures!
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How exciting! Isn't the wait unbearable??? Can't wait to see your first pics from the new camera
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Well I went home for lunch today, and the FedEx guy arrived while I was there - nice timing!

So, I "accidentally" took a 2 hour lunch getting the camera all set up and took a few shots. Now I'm back at work, doing some "work related" stuff on my laptop - so I should have some photos on the web in a little while. I just hope my boss doesn't get really curious as to what I'm doing, and if she does - I just hope she's a big Pentax (and photography in general) fan.

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